What is the role of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization in children with suspected immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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In children with ITP who have already received their first dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, the American Society of Hematology recommends measuring vaccine titers. If the titers indicate full immunity (as is the case in up to 95% of children), then no further MMR vaccine should be given. If the titers indicate inadequate immunity, the child should receive further immunization with MMR vaccine at the recommended age. [8]


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